One Year Ago in TH: Mr. Entertainment - Al Gore, Sofa Brick & The Most Efficient Modern House?
A year is a long time, and a lot can happen over the course of one lap around the sun. Since we know we can't get where we're going without knowing where we've been, here's what was on TreeHugger, one year ago.
- Al Gore graced the cover of "Entertainment Weekly".
- Marks & Spencers were trying out a new PET recycling program.
- Better Thinking's quest for the perfect t-shirt was updated to include a report on impacts of the textile dyeing.
- Green Mountain Coffee unveiled a new Ecotainer cup.
- We peeked at The Sofa Brick, a crazy wall/floor/sofa made from cork.
- The Mobile Landscape Intervention Unit hit the streets, designed to rehab ecologically degraded landscapes.
- We reported on the Dell Winston School Solar Car Challenge.
- The Energy Information Administration reported that (surprise, surprise) energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were on the rise.
- We got our first peek at turning plastic bags into chairs.
- Adidas unveiled their BW Army shoes, made from surplus military materials.
- Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced plans for "Greenprint Denver, his plan to green the city.
- We pondered whether or not Emmanuelle Chriqrui was an eco-celeb in the making.
- We picked five of our favorite car concepts.
- Thanks to TreeHugger, the National Zoo chose to have the exclusive Tai Shan plush panda made from soy.
- We found a house that has all the modern conveniences we like, but consumes only 800 Watt-hours a day.
- Lester Brown enlightened us to some of the issues surrounding food-based fuels.